In an investiture ceremony, Fallon Sherrock—who has been named an MBE for services to darts—joined former England football player Eni Aluko, former boxer and Sky Sports presenter Johnny Nelson, and triathlete Non Stanford to receive their medals.
“So proud today, for myself and DARTS… to meet the Prince of Wales and to receive the MBE from him… Never been so nervous . Thank you to everyone who has helped me get where I am. Very very happy x,” said Fallon Sherrock in her post on X.
Not only did Fallon Sherrock make history in 2019 by becoming the first female winner of a match at the PDC World Darts Championship, but she also advanced to the final eight of the Grand Slam of Darts in 2021 and went on to win the first-ever Women’s World Matchplay in 2022.
Sherrock, 29, made history this year by being the first female to throw a nine-dart finish at a PDC competition on the Challenge Tour.
She becomes the latest darts celebrity to get an MBE, joining the exclusive ranks of former world champions Eric Bristow, John Lowe, and fellow female star Trina Gulliver.
Sherrock, also known as the Queen of the Palace, is currently getting ready for competitions in the upcoming weeks.
“I will go home today after this and put a few hours on the board,” said Sherrock.
“The thing is as long as you make time in the day, an hour or two, you can do everything else but you have to fit the practice in,” she added.
Johnny Nelson, 56, is still the longest-reigning cruiserweight world champion in history. He was the World Boxing Organization cruiserweight champion from 1999 until 2006.
Nelson’s(45-12-2, 29 KO wins, 1 KO loss) award is for services to his sport and to the youth in his home county of South Yorkshire. He is currently a boxing analyst and broadcaster.
One of the all-time best goal scorers in the WSL, Eni Aluko is also a broadcaster and football executive. In 2014, she became the first female analyst on BBC’s Match of the Day. She has received recognition for her contributions to charity and football.
Eni Aluko, 36, has a history of using her position to encourage change on a worldwide basis. Aluko has done a lot of work with nonprofit organizations like Common Goal, Charity Water, and Saving Lives.
Retiring from triathlon last year, Non Stanford, 34, was the 2013 global triathlon champion and placed fourth in the Rio Olympics.
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